We all know medicines can be dangerous, but we may not always think of personal care products or household cleaners as poisons. It's second nature to use these items and to have them readily available. However, household products can be poisons if used in the way wrong, in the wrong amount, or by the wrong person.

Remember, young children can't read labels, and many products around the home look like candy or something tasty to drink.

Take a look for yourself. Can you see a difference?

Common Look-A-Likes:


Cleaner and Juice


Medicine and Juice


Sports Drink and Cleaner


Cleaner and Sports Drink


Mouthwash and Blue Soda


Jelly Beans and Iron Tablets


Mouse Killer and Hard Candy


Candy and Chewable Medicine


Gummy Bears and Gummy Vitamins


Chocolate and Laxatives


Chew Candy and Medicine


 

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If you think a child might have gotten into medicine, vitamins, cleaning supplies, or personal care items call Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 right away. Don't wait for symptoms to develop as many times symptoms are delayed.